Pastors and Leadership

Our Founders

Apostle Jesse & Linda Rainwater

Apostle Jesse Rainwater is a man truly dedicated to lifting up the name of Jesus and leading God’s people. He served the Lord as an associate minister under three different Bishops before God called him to be a Pastor and eventually an Apostle. Apostle Rainwater is the father of five children, thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. He and his wife Linda have enjoyed over 40 years of marriage and counting. They have worked side-by-side building The Vine and have also worked together as officers in other non-profit organizations, youth programs and activities promoting leadership and diversity.



Our Pastors

Pastor Brandon & Kara Rainwater

Pastors Brandon & Kara served as Assistant Pastors for many years at The Vine before moving into the position of Senior Pastors. Pastor Brandon has served in the church in every role and has a hunger to please God and is committed to helping God’s children grow to reach their full potential to impact God’s Kingdom. They have worked together to help cultivate a church where everyone is loved and has a place to work in the Kingdom. Together they have four children.




Minister Regina Rainwater

Jason and Minister Morgan Lacy

Deacon Philip and Minister Deborah Kinlow

Minister Ernest Hart